BLIS M18™ is a specific strain of bacteria called Streptococcus salivarius M18, which is found naturally in your mouth and throat. Our scientists discovered that while everyone has Streptococcus salivarius bacteria in their oral microbiome, not many have a lot of the the specific beneficial BLIS M18™ strain which is active against bad bacteria.
BLIS M18™ - what does it do?
BLIS M18™ colonises in the oral cavity by attaching to cells in your mouth and crowding out ‘bad’ bacteria through the process known as bacterial interference. Taking this oral probiotic will boost the levels of BLIS M18™ in the oral cavity and will actively crowd out bad bacteria which can negatively affect dental health such as Streptococcus mutans.
BLIS M18™ - how does it work?
Years of research went into uncovering the best approach to deliver BLIS M18™ to the mouth and throat in a way that would colonise effectively. A lozenge is an ideal format as BLIS M18™ can stay alive in that format for at least two years when stored correctly.
BLIS probiotics are shelf-stable in their dry format, so there is no need for refrigeration. The good bacteria is activated when it dissolves in the mouth, where conditions are moist and warm. The longer it stays in the mouth, the better the colonisation, and the more bad bacteria can be crowded out. This is why we always suggest that slowly sucking on a lozenge is strongly recommended.
Getting optimum benefits from BLIS probiotics
It’s important to take BLIS M18™ regularly as a daily supplement, not as an acute treatment. Maintaining a healthy population of bacteria in the mouth is the most effective way of providing the best support for dental health.